The postmortems are in for the most anticipated episode of television in 2013.
Reviews seem generally satisfied -- The Times' own Mary McNamara said, "Not only did Vince Gilligan's five-season, hyper-violent prose poem to midlife male frustration tie up virtually every loose end in sight, it contained the Holy Grail of all storytelling: an Actual Moment of Truth."
As some suspected, the centerpiece of the episode was Marty Robbins' "El Paso," which yielded the final episode's title. The country-western murder ballad is an allegorical tale of a man who takes up with a Mexican woman named Felina, knowing full well that he could die for getting wrapped up in the violent world that surrounds her. But he goes in knowingly -- "Cradled by two loving arms that I’ll die for / One little kiss and Felina, good-bye."